There will now be a version 4 of the RISC operating system following the news that Riscos has gained an exclusive licence from Element 14, formerly Acorn. Riscos will offer an upgrade to A7000/7000+ owners in the next few months and also an OS 4 for new desktop machines. The company says it now has access to the full source code and thinks it is probable it can remove peripheral chip dependencies.
Paul Middleton, Riscos managing director, said: "The announcement by Acorn that they were closing the Workstations Division last year had sent shockwaves through the Acorn community. I see the signing of this agreement as a very positive sign for current Acorn users."
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